JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) has announced the newest round of grants provided by the JetBlue Foundation, a STEM education-focused entity which furthers the airline´s efforts to place aviation top-of-mind as a career choice for students, th company said.
This year, the JetBlue Foundation is fueling 12 aviation programs with nearly USD 250,000 in grants to support their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) based initiatives.
The JetBlue Foundation is committed to championing diversity in STEM education and creating career pathways for the next generation in aviation. This year´s grant recipients span JetBlue´s route map with the winners coming from New York, Boston, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles, among others. Grants were presented to Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, Lower Eastside Girls Club, EnCorps, Orlando Science Center and Project Scientist for new STEM programs. This funding will help ignite innovation and encourage students from traditionally under-represented communities, including women, minority groups and veterans, to pursue STEM and aviation.
JetBlue is New York´s Hometown AirlineÂ®, and a carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 40 million customers a year to 101 cities in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights. For more information visit www.jetblue.com.
The JetBlue Foundation, founded in 2013, is independent from JetBlue and has a separate board of directors and an Advisory Committee both made up of JetBlue crewmembers from across the airline. To learn more about the JetBlue Foundation, visit jetbluefoundation.org.